Comatose Life of Individuals in India: A Special Reference to Anita Nair’s Lessons in Forgetting

  • N. Femina Part-time Research Scholar Research Centre in English Saraswathi Narayanan College Madurai India

Abstract

Anita Nair, a living writer is a multifaceted personality in the Indian English literary arena. Her personal interest and experiences, deep in-sight of life, close observations of men and matters and love for nature supply foliage to her creative genius. Anita Nair in Lessons in Forgetting highlights social, individual and familial problems at the backdrop of contemporary postmodern society. Man has become highly mechanical in the present time. Indians also have no escape from such materialistic lifestyle in the globalized context. Lessons in Forgetting revolts against the traditional set up Indian society. In Lessons in Forgetting, Meera is shown meek and dutiful wife in the beginning of the novel. But after her evolution as individual, Meera is no more a sentimental person. She feels sympathy for Smriti’s condition and Jak’s emotional break-up, but she allows herself not be swallowed by love for him, as Giri once swallowed her up. The most harmful social evils such as female infanticide and female foeticide are brought out by Nair through Chinnathayi episode. Thus Anita Nair portrays the comatose life of individuals in this novel 

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FEMINA, N.. Comatose Life of Individuals in India: A Special Reference to Anita Nair’s Lessons in Forgetting. SMART MOVES JOURNAL IJELLH, [S.l.], v. 7, n. 9, p. 9, sep. 2019. ISSN 2321-7065. Available at: <http://ijellh.support-foundation.com/OJS/index.php/OJS/article/view/9834>. Date accessed: 22 oct. 2019.